Welcome Back to another episode of Blog Tour Interviews and Reviews! Here in HauntingGhostTown where everything’s in my honest opinion! And so without further ado, here are the reviews and interviews!
REVIEWS: I’ve decided to make the 2x Book Reviews into ONE BONUS BOOK REVIEWS! For both Kaitlyn (Beloved) and Faith (Freedom)!
BOOKS: Both “Beloved” (Kaitlyn) and “Freedom” (Faith) stories have a very unique story settings!
Each of chapters in them have characters facing their own problems and dealing with issues from the world.
Some parts were good and some had a sad feeling in my reading mind with tears.
But overall, they were really good and I do recommend everyone to read them!
SETTINGS: I loved how they felt so real like you’re just there with the characters!
Like you can feel, see, and touch the scenery all around in each chapter.
You can almost hear the characters speaking and almost taste the food they eat.
CHARACTERS: I don’t have any favorite characters from both books, because I love them all!
Each characters were so unique in every way of themselves!
RATING: 5+ RATING STARS! I HIGHLY RECOMMAND THESE BOOKS TO READ!
YOU WON’T REGRET READING THEM!
(Kaitlyn’s) What inspired you to write “Beloved”? Can I just give the easy answer and say ‘God’? No? Okay . . . I was browsing Pinterest one evening (yes, in this case, it really is true that author spends almost as much time on Pinterest as actually writing), and I found a pin with these simple words: “I’m the girl no one wants.” The story just kinda took off from that. I’d been struggling with self-worth, and I think I wrote this story just as much for myself as I did for my readers.
What’s your favorite character(s) from “Beloved”? Uh . . . asking that is like asking a mother who her favorite child is. *thinks* Um. Though I love Cara, I’d have to say probably Eddie. He doesn’t play a huge role in the story (other than being Cara’s foster brother), so there’s not a whole lot of detail about him. But I love him anyway.
What’s your favorite scene and part of the story Again, an impossible question! I love the ending scene, and pretty much every scene with all the brothers together. If you’ve read the book, you probably know why!
What are your favorite books, movies, music, etc? I adore Charles Martin-type books, with beautiful prose, but I also love clean thrillers (particularly military thrillers) like the Sgt. Major Eric Moyer series. Any books like that (minus romance, preferably), and I’ll be an instant fan! As for movies, I enjoy some crime shows, and old westerns (who says B&W shows are awful?!). Music? Did anyone say music?? I loooove music. I love bluegrass, southern gospel, instrumentals (like Craig Duncan and The Piano Guys), etc. To tell of all my favorites would take up pages.
How would you deal with writers block? Uhhh . . . I don’t? Haha, um, I’m only half serious. If I just can’t get the story written, I’ll walk away from it, and maybe (that’s a big maybe) come back to it later. Or, if I’m working on a story for something like NaNoWriMo, and I really love it, I just try really hard to force myself through it. Usually I can get back on my feet again if I can forge ahead.
Are you planning on continuing your stories? If you mean by a sequel to Beloved, at the moment, I’m not planning to. I have no plot lines for a continuation of the Cara saga, but if you have some ideas, don’t be afraid to shout them out!
(Faith’s) What inspired you to write Freedom? Originally, the inspiration came from a story I saw on Pinterest about a suicidal Vietnam veteran. Reading that started the wheels to turning and I began fiddling around with this “short story” idea. About two years later, after leaving the story and then coming back to it a dozen times, I had a full-length novel.
What’s your favorite character(s) from Freedom? *wince* Ohhh, that’s hard… Instead of being ordinary and choosing one of the two main characters (both whom I adore), I’m going to say Joe. I just love him. He’s a veteran, Alex’s uncle and closest confidant, and an all-around fabulous guy.
What’s your favorite scene and part of the story? AHHH. That’s a tough one, too. As bad as it sounds, some of my favorite scenes to write were the suicidal ones. Painting that picture of raw pain and aching desperation… *holds heart* Yup, I cried.
What are your favorite books, movies, music, etc? Dangerous question, my dear. Because I could give literal lists for any of the three. But—in an effort to salvage everyone’s sanity—I’ll keep it short.
Books: Two of my favorite books that I’ve read this year are Made for the Journey by Elisabeth Elliot (SUCH an encouraging nonfic!) and Bound by Victoria Lynn (just the sweetest thing).
Movies: The whole Signed Sealed Delivered series. Hands down some of my favorite movies ever. (Yes, cheesy Hallmark. #noshame)
Music: Currently, a few of my favorite songs are Haven’t Seen it Yet by Danny Gokey, Drowning by Chris Young, and Scars by I Am They.
How would you deal with writer’s block? I usually deal with writer’s block by, uh, not writing. I know, I know…not what I’m supposed to say. But it’s true. 😛 Unless I’m working with a deadline or I’m participating in NaNoWriMo, I rarely force myself to write during those times when I’m just not feeling it.
Are you planning on continuing your stories? Yes, I am! Lord willing, there will be two more books in the Liberty’s Battlegrounds series, making Freedom the first in a trilogy. Plans are in the works for book #2!